In 2008, 215 artists submitted 367 quilts for consideration. Our jurors selected 87 quilts by 68 artists for the exhibition.While I have no plans at this time to visit attend, it certainly looks from their photographs as though it will be an impressive exhibition!
Here is a detail image of the quilting on "RED RIBBONS" - the full image can be seen here on my website as well as in a previous post.
Meanwhile, I've taken an older piece and cut it up. It was entitled: LIFE CYCLE that depicted the life cycle of the butterfly in all of its stages. However, the composition is poor, the contrast minimal, and the life cycle nearly impossible to see.
SO I cut it up and am making it into 2 long, slender panels; 1 6" square; and 6 4x6" art pieces. This is what it looks like cut apart and rearranged...only 2 4x6" pieces are completed, the rest will require additional work prior to finishing the edges for display.
The original quilt was a lot of fun to make - I experimented with all sorts of things that I had never done before. There are thin strips of a wide variety of fabrics overlaid on a dark purple background. Then a variety of yarns and other fibers were laid on top, followed by Dazzle(R) and Angelina Fibers(R). Over this collage of fibers is a layer of thin dark pink tulle that I pinned down and then simply stitched in random, flowing lines. Over that sandwich are ruffled fabrics; purchased fiber hydrangea leaves + petals; more yarn/string; organza; a silk cocoon; and various beads. The resulting piece was overdone, in my opinion and rarely left the house to be seen by others! Cut apart, I like the compositions of the two slender pieces, as well as the squared butterfly. The artcards will all turn out well because they are small and I can create better compositions with them - or so I hope! The artcards are mounted on foam core.
The one below is entitled: FLORAL 4X6" $35.00/includes postage
And this is UNDERCURRENTS 4x6" $35.00/includes postage
BEADED FLOWER 4x6" $35.00/inc. postage
LUCK O' THE IRISH 4x6" $35.00/inc. postage
PEACOCK 4x6" $35.00/inc. postage
SILVER KEY 4x6" $35.00/inc. postage
FLUTTERBY 6x6" $45.00 incl/postage